Ubuntu Cant find USB Drive in /dev

I cant find a USB drive i plugged into my server in the /dev dir.lsusb shows this...[root@server backup]# lsusbBus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000an fdisk -l show this...Disk /dev/sda: 36.7 GB, 36778545152 bytes255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4471 cylindersUnits = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytesD ...

FIC AD11 Motherboard won't boot USB drive

I have created a bootable version of SystemRescueCD on aSanDisk Cruzer Micro 2GB flash drive and have used it to bootseveral machines. Unfortunately, it will not boot my FIC AD11motherboard based system. The Award BIOS have the followingUSB boot selections:USB-HDDUSB-Floppy USB-CDROMUSB-ZIPUSB-FDDNo ...

Ubuntu Retrieving data from an unformatted partition using a LiveCD/boot USB drive?

This is quite a long story, but I'd _really_ appreciate any help you folks can give me. I'm new(ish) to Ubuntu, and I NEED your help.I'm on the verge of losing a huge chunk of personal data from the last few years (pictures, videos, music, etc). Luckily some of my data (school files and personal wri ...

multi boot usb drive

ive been try to install multiply distros of linux onto one usb drive and can't figure out how ...

Ubuntu cant see usb drive, need to b/u data

pleease help, im going in mad circles for a problem that im sure has a simple solution (but i am very new to this).i have no operating system installed on my hd (i got rid of windows because of some sudden major problems and want to switch to linux).im using ubuntu 8.04 live disk, and i want to back ...

Ubuntu Making multipurpose boot USB drive

Is it possible to have one USB drive run as a live/installation CD for various distros, say ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu and DSL/puppy, all on one USB drive. I'm working off the assumption that you can install ubuntu and then just add the KDE environment instead of gnome to save space with the ubuntu/ku ...

Ubuntu Cant mount USB drive

Ive had some problems after upgrade to Natty, so I decided to reinstall back to Ubuntu 10.10.Ive done it, but now I have a little problem.When I plug usb drive into PC, nothing happens...ubuntu recognize it as a peripheral device (disk utility),but Im not able to mount it. What is more, when I plug ...

Ubuntu Chain boot usb drive?

I have an older net book. It has no CD-drive, no floppy, and no boot from flash drive support. Basically my only options for booting is an external floppy I bought. It does boot from the floppy(i tried to repair xp with it and install that way)I need to some how boot from the floppy. Get enough on t ...

cant mount usb drive after reboot, get mount error

I have a 2gb FAT32 pen drive which I have had alot of trouble with.I did manage to get it working once usingmount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbbut when I rebooted in to red hat again the same command does not work and I get the following error>mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev ...

Ubuntu USB image file :: Dell Vostro 200

bah.. the machine won't boot from a USB stick... all the other computers can boot into it, but not on THIS computer (it's 64bit capable)once i select USB from the bios menu, it immediately sayserror bootand if i press a key.. it saysrootwhat's with this? this usb image is perfectly fine, and the che ...

Ubuntu Install Feisty Fawn from USB drive

I am trying to install 7.04 server from a USB pen drive. using my existing FC6 box, i created a boot usb drive. i then copied the ISO (as per the instructions) to the UBS drive root folder.However, when i boot on the USB device (yes, this works) the installer asks me to insert the CD rom and i cant ...

Ubuntu usb drive partition file system rescue

Gods of terminal tranquillity please help ASAP! Last night I was making a boot usb drive with usb startup creator onto a USB external well I, messed up and lost the partition table for 2 USB drives:my 500 gb hard drive was pluged in whilst i was doing this silly i know it was partitioned 251 gb its ...

Ubuntu Cannot create a usb drive for Mac

I've created a boot usb drive but my macbook pro (6,2 intel) does't recognize it.I got to the drive selection but can only select the hard drive.I created it using two methods - Mac and Ubuntu.Anyone encountered a similar problem? ...

Ubuntu How to evaluate space on boot USB

I have a 16 GB USB drive where installed ubuntu. I attempted to install kontactsudo aptitude install kontactgave aptitude: command not foundsudo apt-get install kontactlots of messages, the last being:Need to get 83.6 MB of archives.After this operation, 267 MB of additional disk space will be used. ...

Ubuntu 8.04 didnt unmount USB drive now I cant boot

I have a wubi install of 8.04 on my laptop. I used a USB drive and took it out without unmounting it then shut the computer down. Now when I try to boot into ubuntu it is telling me it cant find the disk and it goes to shell.What can I do? ...

Ubuntu usb pen drive full - cant boot or login

- Im new to ubuntu. I bought a usb pen drive with ubuntu on it which has been working fine. My problem is that I tried to install kde on the pen drive which has completely filled the drive up to the point that it now cant boot. I get an error saying its too full to save the password. On the pend dri ...

Ubuntu GRUB Err 21 : Cant boot without my USB drive turned ON !!!

So here is my actual problem, and not the last one for sure... ;)I managed to do this on my laptop. I have Windows XP on my internal HDD.I did installed Ubuntu on my EXTERNAL USB HDD.Then, rebooting, it was impossible to boot Ubuntu as GRUB could not find the USB drive.For sure, GRUB was installed o ...

Ubuntu trying to boot from usb drive

im trying to boot from my usb drive to boot up kubuntu 9.10.but i cant seem to get it to work. ive tried it on other pcs and ive managed to change the boot device in bios and get it booted. but on this certain pc i cant get it booted.here are the boot options i have.floppyLS120HDD-0SCSICDROMHDD-1HDD ...

Ubuntu Boot Windows ISO off USB Drive

After installing Ubuntu x64 my dvd drive keeps getting a device i/o error. I cant boot an install disk so im stuck in ubuntu. i do have a Windows Xp iso in my home folder and i was wondering if i extracted the iso to my usb drive (its a WD My Passport 320gb) and went into gparted and added a boot fl ...

Ubuntu cant boot from live usb

Hello, ive recently purchased a toshiba nb100 netbook, and since it doesnt have a cd drive, i need to boot USB. Ive booted from USB before, with no problems, but i cant now. I choose USB device in boot menu, and get a flashing dot. What now? ...

Ubuntu Ubunutu 7.04 boot from external USB drive

I am a newbie to linux.I was running Dapper on an external USB drive and as my pc cant boot from USB,I was booting from cd using the method(using a linux kernel) outlined in this url.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromUSBI am not able to use the same method of booting from cdrom for ubuntu 7. ...

Ubuntu boot from USB drive, "not a com 32r image" error

i need to reinstall ubuntu 10.10, i just made a usb drive after downloading from ubuntu and following directions there to make drive (using the Universal usb installer software from Pendrivelinux as directed)when i try to boot on the usb drive i get a "not a COM 32R image" error,any sugges ...

Ubuntu How To Boot To USB Drive

How do you boot to a usb drive in ubuntu 10.04 64bit. im trying to boot to a home made chromium os build if that helps.also how do you update grub so it doesn't show my old Ubuntu boot options ...

boot knoppix live from usb drive

hi, i've got mandrake linux 10.1 installed on my laptop (compaq presario).My dvd drive has stopped working and i decided to buy a usb dvd drive...i wanted to boot knoppix live cd from the usb drive with lilo but it did'nt work and i cannot or i don't know how to upgrade my bios since i have no flopp ...

Ubuntu Cannot boot Windows anymore after installation to USB drive

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 to a USB hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB) but I can no longer boot Windows 7 from the internal SATA drive on my computer nor can I boot Ubuntu from the USB drive.Booting from the CD and using the "Try Ubuntu" option, I can see my Windows 7 files but ...

Ubuntu New netbook won't boot from USB drive

Can not install Ubuntu from usb drive on brand new Gateway netbook.Hitting the F2 key does take me to the set up utility. In the "boot priority order" section I now have the following....1) USB HDD2) USB FDD3) IDEO Hitachi HTS5**************3004) IDE15) Network Boot : Atheros Boot Agent6) ...

Ubuntu Need ideas how to boot USB external drive that is not recognized by BIOS

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.4 on a USB drive (including GRUB). All my Notebooks rcognize and boot from this drive except for my newest, an HP probook 6555b. This new HP Bios is a nightmare full of garb... ehm features for security, drive lock, fast booting Win7 and what not. Anyway I tried al ...

Ubuntu Cannot Boot without my USB Drive connected

i made the mistake of installing Ubuntu whilst having my portable USB drive connected. Now if i restart my machine with that drive unplugged i get a grub error. Is there anything i can do to make it boot with this drive unatached (its not a system disk) ...

Ubuntu Boot failed using USB drive

I'm trying to boot from a USB drive instead of a Live CD but keep getting the line "Boot failed". I've checked that the USB is the first option in the BIOS and have tried using the built in USB creation tool in Linux as well as installing directly to the USB using a Live disc. I always get ...

boot and install Fedora 9 from USB drive

ok, i know some will say google it, but i did and cannot find a way to do this (probebly there isnt a way to do this) but this is why im posting.I have a vergin box (P4 4gb 1Gb ram with SATA250gb NO CD DRIVE !).I have an old IDE 40Gb drive that I put into a USB enclosure.I want to install Fedora 9 o ...

USB drive changes drive order, prevents boot

The default Fedora (11 anyway) setup configures the root drive as a mapped logical volume. This is now causing me serious headaches.Here is the grub.conf in question:title Fedora (2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i686.PAE)root (hd0,0)kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.30.10-105.2.4.fc11.i686.PAE ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_trixt ...

Trying to boot from USB Drive

Hm....I choose Ebuntu (says on the web site that it supports hard ware by default).Now I can't quite get my computer to boot from the USB drive.Here's what I get when I get into the boot options:1st Boot Device [ Removable Dev.]2nd Boot Device [ATA CD-ROM]3rd Boot Device [HDD: PM-(numbers and letter ...

Help - Installation of Ubuntu on USB drive using boot CD

I would appreciate guidance to make a portable USB flash drive/stick with Ubuntu. I’ve spent the last few days reading a number of websites and wiki pages (help.ubuntu.com and pendrivelinux.com to name a few) and I’m confused. While they have given some ideas there are no tutorials that get me to ...

Boot off usb drive?

does anyone know if it is posible to boot of a usb drive on a abit nf7-s v2 motherboard. i have the latest bios and there is no option in to boot it. there is an option for zip and ls120 but i dont kno what any of those are. aswell as choosing the boot order like first second and third there is an o ...

Boot USB (or any device) through CD drive?

I know that it is possible to boot any device desired by using tools like Super Grub Disk, so what I'm wondering is how difficult (or easy) would it be to create a CD that when you boot it, it immediately just boots the USB drive?Now, there are a few ways one could go about this I imagine:you could ...

Ubuntu freshly formatted usb drive mounts but cant write

I have a weird problem, it is probably just me. I bought a sony usb 2Gb thumb drive. I promptly formatted it create ext3 file system on it. Th eproblem is when I plug it in, it automounts fine, but I cant write anything to it?Never had this happen before. This is the second drive today that this has ...

Can't boot Kubuntu from USB drive

I'm trying to boot Kubuntu 10.10 from my USB drive. I checked the BIOS, so it will boot from "removable drive" first. But it still boots my Xubuntu installation from the harddrive. I tried it on 2 different computers, but both had Xubuntu 10.10 on it. They both boot Xubuntu. And when I tri ...

Ubuntu Dual boot with USB drive

I recently installed another Linux on my USB drive. All works well and can boot into Ubuntu or PeppermeinOS. HOWEVER, the system will not boot at all unless the USB is plugged in. How can I fix this? ...

Ubuntu Can't boot from USB drive while PC hard drive is connected

Something is wrong with my hard drive so I'm trying to see if the hard drive actually died or if its a Windows thing by booting with Ubuntu Live on a USB drive and trying to get to the files on my hd that way. However, I can't boot into Ubuntu with my hd connected! I've tried to change the settings ...

Ubuntu How do I select to boot from the USB drive?

I want to try installing from a USB drive. I can create a USB start up easy enough. The problem is when I go into my my laptops BIOS and boot order set up there is no option listed to select the USB in the boot order. The "closest" option is "Floppy Diskette" which of course I do ...

Ubuntu hangs at boot if USB drive not attached

My computer is hanging on boot if I do not have the USB drive attached. The USB is in /etc/fstab as:UUID=023d6f83-04f5-4248-82d6-c2dbd1a77e18 /mnt/usbdrive ext4 defaults 0 0This is all I can see on the monitor once it hangs (Ubuntu1004 is the label on my root filesystem):fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17 ...

Ubuntu Unable to boot iso from flash/USB drive

I am trying to make an iso boot from a 8GB SanDisk Cruzer USB drive through UNetBootin, and it's just not happening. I have tried several times, but always had the same disappointing result. It looks like when UNetBootin goes through the process of putting it on the flash drive, it completely skips ...

Ubuntu cant write to/unmount usb drive

im sure this has been asked before but ive tried about everything i can think of but i just cant seem to change the permissions of my usb drive. i use it in windows at school but when i try to use it on my linux computer it mounts fine and i can access whats on it but i cant write to it or unmount i ...

Booted into Chrome OS Flow from USB, now cant boot into ubuntu

I got Chrome OS (Flow) up and running on my Acer Extensa, but it was terribly slow. I rebooted my laptop, changed the boot order back to normal (I had it booting from the USB drive), and removed the USB. When it booted, it went into Chrome OS, not ubuntu like I had expected; it didn't even go into g ...

Ubuntu Can boot to Win7 after installing xbunit to a USB drive.

EDIT: The title should be "Can not boot to Win7 after installing xbuntu to a USB drive." (I dont want xbuntu on the desktop, just the thumb drive).I wanted to install xbuntu onto a thumb drive for use on my Eee PC. So in created a xbuntu disk and booted my desktop (not the Eee) from the di ...

Ubuntu NO BLOCK DEVICE: Setting up a USB drive to unlock encrypted system drive at boot.

My main goal is to have a fully-encrypted system drive, that can automatically be unlocked in the presence of a USB drive storing the correct keyfile. This will give me the security of encryption, with the ability to remote shutdown/reboot a headless server without entering a password at boot. My ma ...

Ubuntu USB Drive Boot 9.04

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu 9.04 from my USB Drive, I've got the ISO and I've done it all no problem, Haven't tried yet, but I'm sure it will work :)...I have a question, can I have ubuntu AND other files? Since ubuntu takes only 600mb and I have a 8gb drive... ...

Ubuntu Mounting external USB drive at boot time

I wonder if anybody can help me here.I have an external USB drive which works perfectly fine if i have my machine booted up and running when i plug it in. However, if i reboot with the drive still connected, it does not appear. If i try to manually mount it using 'sudo mount -a' i get the error moun ...

Ubuntu Is it possible to use GRUB to boot from USB drive?

I am using a Sony Vaio VGN-FS715/W and I'd like to know if I can configure GRUB to search for and boot from a USB drive.I've looked around and found some information on upgrading/changing the BIOS but the BIOS upgrade requires Windows and I can't tell if the BIOS upgrade will include USB boot suppor ...

Problem in boot up Ubuntu from a USB drive

I have following this tutorial to setup ubuntu 8.04 from usb drive.http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2008/04/14/ubuntu-804-usb-hard-drive-install/I have having problem boot the ubuntu from usb drive.What i am seeing is1. my laptop tries to boot from the usb drive2. it said 'Starting'3. It fails and says ...